Nikon Z fc camera, Nikkor Z 28mm f/2.8, and Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lenses officially announced



The Nikon Z fc camera and Nikkor Z 28mm f/2.8 lens are now officially announced (all Z fc technical information has already been leaked). In addition, Nikon also announced the development of a new NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens:




Nikon Z fc DX-format mirrorless camera

Primary features:

1.A heritage design inspired by the iconic Nikon FM2 camera

The Z fc’s pentaprism design and body size, as well as the balance between the black and silver-color elements on the Z fc’s body, are inspired by Nikon’s legendary FM2 SLR film camera. Furthermore, a circular eyepiece has been adopted for the electronic viewfinder (EVF), in addition to details such as the design of the dials and the inscribed Nikon logo bearing similarities to the FM2’s. The Z fc simultaneously achieves reliable robustness by employing magnesium alloy.
In addition, users can choose to customize the color of their Z fc body from the six Premium Exterior color options*, enabling users to personalize their camera to further match their individual style.

2.Simple operation that enables the crafting of the intended image

The top of Z fc’s body features three dials and a small window that displays the aperture. The dials control shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity, allowing setting changes with simple operation. Together with the small window that displays the aperture, users are able to confirm the four basic settings for image-making at a glance and adjust them easily. Also, the i button and i menu support efficient shooting, by allowing quick adjustment of a variety of settings with the press of a button.
For the first time in a Nikon Z series camera, the Z fc supports exposure compensation during AUTO mode, enabling users to achieve their desired expression by increasing brightness, enhancing silhouettes, etc. even while using AUTO mode. The camera also features 20 Creative Picture Control options that deliver unique expressions. By selecting themes with different parameters such as hue, toning and saturation, anyone can express a diverse variety of atmospheres, while confirming the final image in real time through the monitor or electronic viewfinder (EVF) before shooting. Additionally, users can adjust effects according to their taste, expanding the range of creative expression.

3.Convenient functions and performance that realize the desired expression

The Z fc supports Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF with the shooting of stills and video, features introduced on the full-frame mirrorless cameras Nikon Z 7II and Nikon Z 6II. The wide-area AF (L) AF-area mode is supported, further ensuring the capture of eyes and faces by limiting the focusing area. As well as this, continuous focus on the eyes of the intended subject when there are several people or animals in the frame, or tracking the eyes of a pet that’s moving around is also achieved.
The capture of clear stills and videos in dark situations is made possible by covering a wide standard sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200*. Additionally, shooting from high angles, as well as vertical shooting from low angles, is enabled with the adoption of the first vari-angle monitor among Z series cameras. When the monitor is rotated to the front, the camera automatically switches to self-portrait mode, providing smooth selfie shooting through touch operation.

*Expandable up to ISO 204800. The maximum standard sensitivity for video recording is ISO 25600.

4.Support for the SnapBridge app, featuring two automatic connection modes

The SnapBridge app can be used to transfer photos and videos recorded with the camera to a smart device*, making it easy for users to share them on social media. The latest camera firmware can also be obtained through the app. The latest Snapbridge Ver. 2.8 supports two automatic connection modes: foreground mode and background mode. The foreground mode connects with the camera only when the app is used, reducing camera battery consumption. The background mode features a constant connection, transferring images automatically even when the smart device is in sleep mode, and is similar to the conventional Snapbridge function.

*iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices to which the SnapBridge app has been installed can be used. The SnapBridge app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store® and Google Play™. See Nikon’s website for further information.

5.Additional features

  • A natural view with minimum aberration is achieved with the electronic viewfinder (EVF) that employs an organic EL panel
  • Video recording supporting 4K UHD without crop using the DX-based movie image area
  • Supports Full-time AF (AF-F) dedicated for video recording
  • Slow-motion video shooting is made easy by simply selecting an image size and frame rate
  • Supports Webcam Utility, software that enables the Z fc to be used as a web camera
  • Product package and accompanying camera strap that match the Z fc’s heritage style
  • Supports USB power delivery with the camera turned on as well as USB charging

NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE)




Nikon releases the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE), a compact and lightweight prime lens for the Nikon Z mount system:

  • Sample photos
  • Adoption of a heritage design that matches the Z fc.
  • A compact and lightweight body with a total length of approximately 43 mm and weight of approximately 160 g.
  • The fast f/2.8 maximum aperture reduces the effects of camera shake, even during hand-held shooting.
  • The focal length becomes 42 mm (equivalent to 35mm [135] format) when mounted on a DX-format camera.
  • A minimum focus distance of 0.19 m allows users to get close to their subjects for dynamic photography.
  • The first NIKKOR Z lens that is not part of the S-Line*1 series for which a multi-focusing system*2has been adopted, realizing natural rendering across the entire shooting range, as well as fast and accurate AF control, while maintaining a smaller body size.
  • Designed with consideration of dust- and drip-resistant performance so that it can be taken anywhere with greater confidence.
  • Functions such as aperture and exposure compensation can be assigned to the control ring.
  • Developed with consideration for video recording with extremely quiet operation, effective focus-breathing compensation, and stable exposure.

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE), a compact and lightweight prime lens that is compatible with full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless cameras for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted. It is also the kit lens for the Z fc, an APS-C size (Nikon DX-format) mirrorless camera also released today.

The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is a compact and lightweight wide-angle prime lens with a heritage design that matches the Z fc body. When mounted on a DX-format camera, images can be captured at the standard 42 mm (equivalent to 35mm [135] format) angle of view. With a total length of approximately 43 mm and a weight of roughly 160 g, this lens is extremely portable. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is perfect not only for snapshots that take advantage of the 28 mm wide-angle of view, but also its minimum focus distance of 0.19 m enables close-up photography. It is a fast prime lens that can be easily carried around for everyday snapshots including landscapes, cityscapes, and other subjects.

The “(SE)” in the product name is short for “Special Edition”. The lens inherits its design from the classic NIKKOR lenses released around the same time as the Nikon FM2 film SLR camera. With features that faithfully reproduce the designs of that time, such as knurling, as well as a prominent control ring, the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) conveys a classic atmosphere that matches the Z fc camera body. Moreover, thanks to its smooth autofocusing and a design with consideration of dust- and drip-resistant performance*, this lens is very easy and reliable to use, even for people who are new to mirrorless cameras.

Paired with the Z fc, the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) offers superior functionality when shooting, while also bringing aesthetic enjoyment to its users.
Nikon will continue to pursue a new dimension in optical performance while meeting users’ needs, contributing to the development of imaging culture, with the hope of expanding possibilities for imaging expression.

NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens


Nikon is developing a new NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR high-power zoom lens for the Nikon Z mount system:

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the development of the NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, a high-power zoom lens for APS-C-format (Nikon DX-format) mirrorless cameras for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted. The lens is scheduled for release during 2021.
The NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR will support the shooting of a wide range of scenes — from wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths — as well as at short distances. This lens will be a compact and lightweight high-power zoom lens that will enable the shooting of still images and videos in a variety of situations, offering greater flexibility in imaging expression. Nikon will continue to pursue a new dimension in optical performance while meeting users’ needs, contributing to the development of imaging culture, with the hope of expanding possibilities for imaging expression.

Z fc pre-orders:
Adorama | B&H | Amazon | Park Cameras | WEX | Calumet | Foto Erhardt | Camera Canada
28mm pre-orders:
Adorama | B&H | Amazon | Park Cameras | WEX | Calumet | Foto Erhardt | Camera Canada
16-50mm pre-orders:
Adorama | B&H | Amazon | Park Cameras | WEX | Calumet | Foto Erhardt | Camera Canada
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